Travel budget in Singapore

Singapore: calculate your travel budget

Singapore: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Singapore for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 42 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1053* (1358 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 69 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 7.8 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2257* (2898 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 3836* (4928 $)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Singapore in 2019

Cost of living: Singapore VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Singapore in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Singapore in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Singapore by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Singapore compared to the national average.

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Local prices in Singapore by expense type

Restaurant budget in Singapore

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Singapore costs 3% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.8/person
($ 4.7 to $ 15)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 16 to $ 33)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 4.7 to $ 7.9)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.9 for 500ml
($ 5.5 to $ 11)

61% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.7 for 330ml
($ 2.4 to $ 7)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.2/cup
($ 3.1 to $ 5.4)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Singapore

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Singapore costs 20% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 27 to $ 75)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 27 to $ 73)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 44 to $ 110)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 165/night
($ 90 to $ 176)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 304/night
($ 159 to $ 391)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 34 to $ 96)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 151/month
($ 70 to $ 340)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 175/month
($ 75 to $ 374)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 83/month
($ 40 to $ 179)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 410/month
($ 152 to $ 1111)

134% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Singapore

On average, the price of supermarket food in Singapore costs 3% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 3.9)

170% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.9)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.3)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 17/kg
($ 8.6 to $ 36)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 13)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.5)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.7)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.9)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.7/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 24)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Singapore

On average, the price of transport in Singapore is 11% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 87/month
($ 55 to $ 95)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

126% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.9
($ 2.5 to $ 3.1)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 69/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 162)

73% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Singapore

On average, the cost of housing in Singapore is 35% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 120/month
($ 79 to $ 186)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 36/month
($ 24 to $ 55)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 2152/month
($ 1413 to $ 2981)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1307/month
($ 707 to $ 1726)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 4101/month
($ 2353 to $ 5961)

81% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2304/month
($ 1648 to $ 3529)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 110/month
($ 72 to $ 158)

177% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 904/month
($ 628 to $ 1255)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 21406/yr
($ 15682 to $ 27445)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Singapore

On average, budget for leisure activities in Singapore costs 33% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.6/ticket
($ 7.9 to $ 10.6)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.8/hr
($ 6.3 to $ 21)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Singapore

On average, shopping budget in Singapore is 27% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 10.2 to $ 15)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 75
($ 47 to $ 107)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 28 to $ 64)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 98
($ 67 to $ 141)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 114
($ 72 to $ 158)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Singapore
Manchester → Singapore
Manchester → Singapore
$ 805
(fair price: $ 694)
Los Angeles → Singapore
Los Angeles  → Singapore
Los Angeles  → Singapore
$ 824
(fair price: $ 709)
New York City → Singapore
New York City → Singapore
New York City → Singapore
$ 955
(fair price: $ 778)
Dublin → Singapore
Dublin → Singapore
Dublin → Singapore
$ 794
(fair price: $ 701)
London → Singapore
London → Singapore
London → Singapore
$ 740
(fair price: $ 615)
Edinburgh → Singapore
Edinburgh → Singapore
Edinburgh → Singapore
$ 796
(fair price: $ 684)
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
$ 1111
(fair price: $ 824)
Montreal → Singapore
Montreal → Singapore
Montreal → Singapore
$ 996
(fair price: $ 846)
Auckland → Singapore
Auckland → Singapore
Auckland → Singapore
$ 857
(fair price: $ 689)
Melbourne → Singapore
Melbourne → Singapore
Melbourne → Singapore
$ 506
(fair price: $ 415)
Sydney → Singapore
Sydney → Singapore
Sydney → Singapore
$ 521
(fair price: $ 426)
Perth → Singapore
Perth → Singapore
Perth → Singapore
$ 414
(fair price: $ 331)

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About the information on the cost of living in Singapore

The information about the cost of living in Singapore shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Singapore updated on 12-09-2019.

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